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Soldier dies, another hurt in North Cotabato grenade blast

by on Dec.30, 2010, under Places

A soldier died while another was injured when a grenade exploded in outpost of the 7th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in north Cotabato. The incident happened around 8 p.m. in a village in Kabacan town. The initial investigation said that the two motorcycle riding men threw the grenade to the soldiers. A shooting incident followed that killed the soldier and injured the other one soldier. Operations are ongoing to arrest the suspects.

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Explosive found in Cotabato bus terminal

by on Dec.27, 2010, under Places

Tension gripped passengers at a bus terminal in Kabacan town in north Cotabato after an improvised explosive devices was found. The IED was found at the terminal of the rural transit bus firm along Rizal Avenue in the town. A municipal police said that a utility worker found the explosive at 7:45 p.m. and promptly reported the matter to the police. N initial investigation showed that the IED was made from an 81-mm mortar. A battery, an electronics switch and an improvised blasting cap. Police are not discounting extortion as the motive behind the incident.

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